SAE Industry Technologies Consortia (SAE ITC®) is an 501(c)(6) affiliate of SAE International®, and its membership is comprised of public and private organizations collaborating in a neutral forum to drive innovative solutions to key industry challenges.
ARINC Industry Activities, a program of SAE ITC, organizes the activities of the AEEC, AMC, and FSEMC to cooperatively establish consensus-based, voluntary aviation technical standards that no one organization could develop independently. ARINC Standards describe avionics, cabin systems, protocols, and interfaces used by more than 10,000 air transport and business aircraft worldwide.
- The AEEC develops engineering and technical standards for airborne electronics of common interest to all segments of the aviation community.
- The AMC develops maintenance-related technical standards.
- The FSEMC develops technical standards related to simulation and training.
There are three classes of ARINC Standards:
- ARINC Characteristics: Define the form, fit, function, and interfaces of avionics, cabin systems, and aircraft networks.
- ARINC Specifications: Define the physical packaging or mounting of avionics and cabin equipment, communication, networking and data security standards, or a high-level computer language.
- ARINC Reports: Provide guidelines or general information found by the aviation industry to be preferred practices, often related to avionics maintenance and flight simulator engineering and maintenance.